Originally Posted by HomeTech
Where does this industry research come from anyway?? I would like to follow the money...probably backed by Sony in some way. I don't see support for this format much past the second quarter of 09. Enjoy while you can. Apple TV, Vudu, Roku are stealing market share so fast Blue Ray has no economically viable chance. Sony can keep throwing money at it, but their financials don't seem to be doing so great at the moment. Expect the plug to be pulled very soon!
The numbers come from http://www.homemediamagazine.com/
That's kinda paranoid thinking isn't it?
You realize Sony isn't the sole patent holder on Blu-Ray don't you?
There is more than 1 company with a stake in Blu-Ray.
Downloads are coming but they won't take over until the majority of people can download a HD 1080p movie with lossless audio in less than 1 hour (which means they can stream it with no waiting).
With my 3mb DSL it takes me 7 hours to download a 1080i movie with lossy audio.
Downloads have a long way to go.
Blu-Ray has been averaging 10% market share for the 4th quarter & is growing a a good pace.
I think Blu-Ray will be around a long time.